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Chainfire releases root for some Galaxy S6 variants
Despite a lot of talk about the waning relevancy of rooting Android devices, having root access is still an important feature for many users. If you plan to buy a Galaxy S6 from T-Mobile (and possibly Sprint) and you prefer your devices rooted, you’ll be happy to hear that Chainfire has already got you covered.
First off, let’s clarify that this only applies to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge devices that ship with unlockable bootloaders. In the US, that means SM-G920T and SM-G925T, both for T-Mobile, although Sprint has shipped devices with unlockable bootloaders in the past. Users of AT&T and Verizon versions are out of luck for now, and judging from the fact that the Verizon Note 4 is still unrooted, the wait may extend indefinitely.
Chainfire has now updated his CF-Auto-Root tool with support for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge versions mentioned above. The tool has been tested on a real device, so you shouldn’t have any problems running it. Do note however that rooting your device could trip the phone’s KNOX security suite, which in turn may disable the phone’s ability to use Samsung Pay.
Once again, Chainfire is releasing a root method for devices that aren’t actually available in the market yet. So when exactly will you be able to get your hands on a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge? For now, the second week of March is our best guess.